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Former Arsenal starlet rules out return from Spain

Vela is happy with Real Madrid. (©GettyImages)
Vela is happy with Real Madrid. (©GettyImages).

Carlos Vela has dismissed suggestions he could leave Real Sociedad for a return to Arsenal in the summer transfer window, and has says he is committed to his current employers.

The 24-year-old Mexican left the Gunners for Real Sociedad less than a year ago, but reports last week claimed Arsene Wenger was considering activating a buyback clause written into the player's contract with the Basque club.

According to the Daily Express, Vela's deal stipulates that Arsenal can re-sign the striker for only £4 million, and Wenger has been contemplating the idea of bringing him back to the Emirates Stadium just 12 months after his departure.

Vela has impressed during his time in with Real Sociedad, which began with an initial loan spell last season, and has found the net 24 times in 62 appearances for the club.

The Mexico international is making the most of regular first team opportunities in San Sebastian, something not afforded to him at Arsenal, and believes the staying with Real Sociedad will be more beneficial to his career than a return to north London.

"Arsenal are a big team who gave me the opportunity to play in Europe. I will always remember that, but I didn’t have the opportunities that I felt I deserved," he told EFE.

"I am very happy here [at Real Sociedad] and would like to stay here."

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